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Discussion: Snakes

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2019-06-14

Jun 15, 2019 7:59 AM # 
Do you have any idea of the number of people bitten by snakes while orienteering in Australia?
Jun 15, 2019 8:26 AM # 
None, they only get bitten when taking photos of orienteers (or rogainers).
Jun 15, 2019 8:32 AM # 
Wrong answer.
Jun 15, 2019 8:41 AM # 
I’m only aware of two in competition, one in the ACT in the late 1970s and one in Victoria in 1997. Neither involved serious injury. There was a nasty one (involving a sometime APer) in rogaining in SA about 10 years ago.
Jun 15, 2019 8:44 AM # 
I think I know of one who was course setting in NSW in late 1990s
Jun 15, 2019 8:48 AM # 
Another one to add- today in qld. Not sure of the type of snake or the status at the moment. But it sounds like she'll be ok.
Jun 15, 2019 9:58 AM # 
Can you e-mail the details (or get someone else to)? Thanks.
Jun 15, 2019 1:37 PM # 
Another on a junior camp at kangaroo Crossing
Jun 15, 2019 1:49 PM # 
riley mcfarlane :
Mason Eves has seen a snake while orienteering, but that is about it that I know of.
Jun 15, 2019 3:36 PM # 
Seen a few setting and mapping but never competing, maybe a different focus in a race

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